What went well?

  • Played a couple of longer online games with a physical board. I got out of this habit recently, so it felt good to get back into it.
  • I got all caught up on Chessable after taking a few trips over the past few weeks. That was my goal for last week so now I can start adding more new things again.
  • I did the homework from my coach

What could have gone better?

  • I have been playing too much blitz. I can tell because when I try to play longer rapid games I play too fast and don’t think. I like blitz for when I don’t feel like thinking too hard since I don’t care about my rating, but I don’t want it to impact my rapid games, which I care more about.
  • I still have been having an irregular home schedule, which makes it hard to be serious about chess study. But that should be getting back to normal now so I can get back into a routine.

What will I try next?

  • I have a chess lesson again this week, and hopefully weekly lessons going forward
  • Keep slowly working on Silman’s Endgame course. I’m trying to finish part 4 for now.
  • Try to play only rapid games and no blitz.